STNM constitutes Internal Complaints Committee

Gangtok, 07 Jun:

An Internal Complaints Committee(ICC) has been constituted for the new STNM Multi Specialty Hospital, Sochyagang with an aim to provide protection against sexual harassment in workplace to women, for proper redressal of complaints and prevention.

An office order issued by The Health Department and STNM hospital states that the main objective of forming the ICC is to sensitize and prevent sexual harassment at workplace in the new STNM Multi Specialty Hospital.

The six-member committee is headed by PCC cum HOD, Dr Ruth Yonzon,Paediatrics along with Additional Medicinal Superintendent, Dr. Yudok Bhutia, Chief Consultant, Dr T Peggy, HOD, Dermatology, Consultant, Dr OT Lepcha, HOD, Forensic medicine, Consultant, Dr Tara Sharma, Microbiology and Sunita Sirohia of Marwari Yuva Mancha as its members.

It was informed that any staff or plaintiff can forward the complaint to the committee in a written form.

Further, it was stated that on receiving the complaint, the committee will hear the grievance within twenty four hours and the names of the plaintiff or accused will not be made public.

After the hearing, the Committee will forward the report to PCC cum Medical Superintendent's office who will be taking the necessary step which may amount to suspension or criminal proceedings against the accused.

The notification of the ICC is numbered 285/STNM/Adm-19.